We support groups that speak out and litigate on behalf of communities who face discrimination—at work, on the street, in access to health care and other public services, or before the law.
The Uncounted Victims of the War on Drugs
It’s time for policymakers, civil society, and the public at large to have a serious conversation about the racialization of antidrug policy. Getting reliable data is a crucial first step.
A New Puerto Rico
“We’re More, and We’re Not Afraid”
It’s been two years since Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico. In the time since, historic protests have forced a hated governor from office—inaugurating a new era of reform and political mobilization.
Bogotá’s “Never Nobodies”
In a perpetual cycle of violence in a neighborhood in Bogotá, Colombia, hundreds of street dwellers have been murdered over the last decade, their deaths often going uninvestigated. The state refers to them as the “never nobodies.”
THE FUTURE OF JUSTICE
Open Society President Patrick Gaspard on the Meaning of Citizenship
While accepting an award from the NAACP, Open Society’s Patrick Gaspard urged the next generation of activists to renew the promise of citizenship and never give up the struggle for true equality and justice.
Making LGBTI History
Q&A: Inside Taiwan’s Landmark Victory for Same-Sex Marriage
Joyce Teng of the Marriage Equality Coalition Taiwan discusses the struggle to make Taiwan the first place in Asia that allows same-sex couples to marry.
In Depth Albinism in Africa
“We Are Tired of Being Ignored”
Following a brutal murder in Mali, one of Africa’s most celebrated artists helped rally a movement to defend the rights of people with albinism, and organized a defiant musical festival unlike anything the world had ever seen.
Q&A: An International Movement for Albinism Rights
People with albinism face marginalization, discrimination, and even violence because of how they look. But according to UN expert Ikponwosa Ero, a global movement for justice is finally gaining traction.
A Warning Sign?
The Complicated Legacy of Indonesia’s Elections
Voter turnout for Indonesia’s 2019 general elections was higher than ever. But so was the use of rhetoric dividing voters along lines of ethnicity and religion. Can the country avoid the “illiberal democracy” trap?